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Jan
6
comment How do you address a 5 year old that has problems accepting corrections?
Many adults have issues with constructive criticism. I can't imagine a 5 year old that WOULDN'T have issues with criticism. This seems perfectly normal for a 5 year old.
Jan
6
answered How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
Jan
4
comment When can children understand the concept of lying?
"it's not a lie if you evade the topic" oh! Politics! ;)
Jan
3
comment When is too young to give up the nap?
I'm 38. I'd function better with naps. And it's been shown that all people can benefit from naps regardless of age: happynews.com/living/sleep/taking-nap.htm (which makes sense if you think about how most other animals on the planet function)
Jan
3
comment When can children understand the concept of lying?
Is there a difference between 'lie' and 'not the truth'? As for an answer, I'm guessing that this is like most developmental stages and likely has quite a variance in age ranges.
Jan
3
comment What is the correct temperature and humidity to maintain in a child's room at night?
humid or 'humidified'? Humid would seem odd. But properly humidified...especially in colder climates where the air gets uncomfortably dry makes sense.
Dec
30
comment How to remove Toddler's attraction for iPhone /iPad?
But the iPhone is a toy. That's why we all buy them. We're not buying them for their exceptional ability to make phone calls. ;)
Dec
30
answered How to remove Toddler's attraction for iPhone /iPad?
Dec
29
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
True, though that argument will only work until they're 13
Dec
29
answered Are there any dangers or downsides to white noise as a calming tool
Dec
29
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
Pre/teenagers don't always see "the law" as we do. ;)
Dec
29
comment How do I deal with my pre-schooler's over tired behavior after school?
That's one of the ways to attempt a diagnosis, but doesn't necessarily rule it out if it's not the case either--especially at age 4 (where any full diagnosis is hard). Also note that ADD can be with or without the H part.
Dec
29
comment Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
@Hairy the ability (or lack thereof) to digest lactose is an evolutionary thing: scienceinafrica.co.za/2002/june/lactose.htm
Dec
29
comment Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
It is off topic as it's a medical question. This is something you should ask your doctor. FWIW, most humans are lactose intolerant to one degree or another...especially with cow milk.
Dec
29
comment What are some strategies for helping children cope with divorce?
"If you can possibly avoid it, don't go through with the divorce" That's horrible advice. And doesn't answer the question.
Dec
29
comment When is it safe to start letting our children go into relationships?
This is a fine answer if the question were about abstinence, but it's hardly a universally applicable answer for the question that was asked (which is admittedly incredibly vague).
Dec
28
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
@Ominus note that the 13 year restriction on most web sites is US Law rather than any specific best practice or recommendation. It has to do with the legalities of agreeing to EULAs and the like.
Dec
28
comment How do I deal with my pre-schooler's over tired behavior after school?
Talk to a physician who can get you hooked up with a psychologist. 4 is very likely too young for a full diagnosis, but if there's a family history (as you state) there's a good likelihood of her having it and a trained psychologist will be able to start steering you in the right direction in terms of behavior coping strategies. As for us, it's usually to allow our oldest 'chill out time' as they see fit...typically a bit of TV or video games on the days they don't have heavy physical activity after school (sports).
Dec
28
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
"we will also check her internet history without her knowledge" how do you plan on handling a situation where you find something in the history you don't like? I worry that not informing them ahead of time opens you up to accusations of spying. From personal experience, as a child of parents who tended to snoop a lot, I really resented it...and ultimately only led me to being more distant and hiding my vices better. ;)
Dec
28
answered Email and social media for pre-teens